Brentford have travelled north with the expectation of facing Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon despite a statement from the players announcing their refusal to play.

The Trotters’ players have demanded they receive their wages before the end of Friday after going almost a full month without receiving any payment from the club.

Thomas Frank and his players are anticipating the game going ahead nonetheless and will be looking to build on their stunning victory over Leeds last time out.

Goals from Neal Maupay and Sergi Canos dealt Leeds a hammer-blow in their hunt for automatic promotion this season while victory moved Brentford up into 15th.

The game, whether it goes ahead or not, is likely to attract a keen interest from the media but Frank is adamant that regardless of where the spotlight is shining, his players should be up for the fight.

“Attention pressure and focus always give players a lift but I think if you don’t have the motivation from yourself to go and do your best then you are not a top, top player,” said Frank.

“I think they will do everything they can to finish well in their last home game of the season to show that they can give something back to the fans.

“Every test in this division is difficult but I expect us to be up there and show what we showed in the last few games because we need to prove a point and continue on a high.

“It would be nice to finish the season with an away win to carry into the last home game and we are so happy with all the fans that have been travelling to support us.”